Atari 2600: Journey Escape
Journey Escape is a videogame developed and manufactured by Data Age in San Jose, California for the Atari 2600 console, and released in 1982. It stars the rock band Journey, one of the world's most popular acts at the time, and is based on their album Escape.
Identifier atari_2600_journey_escape_1982_data_age_112-006Mediatype softwareScanner Internet Archive Python library 0.4.8Publicdate 2013-12-25 11:03:27Addeddate 2013-12-25 11:03:27Emulator a2600Emulator_ext binController joystickBackup_location ia905801_29
The player must lead the band members to their "Scarab Escape Vehicle" (as featured on the cover) and protect the concert cash from "love-crazed" groupies, sneaky photographers, stage barriers and "shifty-eyed" promoters. Assisting the player are roadies, which provided short periods of immunity to obstacles, and The Manager, inexplicably depicted as the Kool-Aid Man, which allowed the player to move to the Scarab completely unhindered. The screen scrolls vertically non-stop, although the speed can be controlled; the player moves side to side to dodge the aforementioned obstacles.
November 11, 2014
I bought this in 1982 and remember it fondly. I was a huge journey fan at the time and I bought it not knowing what to expect. For the time it was a very ambitious game. Also it plays a pretty good rendition of Don't stop believing.
Basically it is a case of avoiding some things and collecting others.
I really like this game but then again I really like Journey.
To the person who does not know what to do, I cut and pasted this courtesy of the wonderful Atari age website. A great resource if you like Atari.
You must lead all 5 members of JOURNEY through waves of pesky
characters and backstage obstacles to the Scarab Escape
Vehicle before time runs out. You must also protect $50,000
in concert cash from grasping groupies, photographers, and
Band Members (lumpy looking guy in jeans and green shirt)
All JOURNEY Band Members - drummer Steve Smith, keyboard
player Jonathan Cain, bass player Ross Valory, lead guitarist
Neal Schon, and lead singer Steve Perry, are counting on -you-
to lead them to their escape vehicle. It won't be easy. As
JOURNEY says, "Some will win, some wil lose..."
Escape Vehicle (kind of like a beetle, or shield)
JOURNEY's Scarab - The famous Scarab Escape vehicle, featured
on JOURNEY's hit album "Escape," is waiting for you. Can you
get ther with all 5 members of JOURNEY?
Characters to Avoid
Love-Crazed Groupies (hearts with legs)
They will flock to you and can easily relieve you of $300, but
most important of all, they will rob you of precious time.
Shifty-Eyed Promoters (unhappy looking torso)
The promoters will try to corner you and "make you an offer you
can't refuse." This one will cost you $2,000.
Sneaky Photographers (camera light - kind of looks like a crystal
Hidden in the crowd, the photographer will jump out at the
opportune moment and indiscriminately take your picture. It
will cost you time and $600 to secure the negatives.
November 8, 2014
This is so confusing!
How do I play the game?